CVM Conservancy, Inc. (NCC) is a group of concerned breeders, individuals, and corporations who care about the future of the
most critically endangered breed of sheep in the United States today.
Its registry (the American Romeldale/CVM Registry, or
ARCR) is the only Romeldale/CVM registry that registers only purebred animals that trace back 100% to the original Spencer/Eidman
flocks (see more on this history at the About Us tab) - all other registries for this breed allow cross-breeding
and upgrading, diluting those original genetics and introducing genetics not originally part of the breed. This difference
in philosophy regarding what makes a true CVM/Romeldale is what sets the NCC apart and brings our breeders together to support
this beautiful and worthy breed.
With purebred registrations totaling less than approximately 500 individuals, it is imperative that
we take this opportunity to be good stewards of a unique and deserving national treasure.
are a fiber artists dream come true. Wonderful fiber with next-to-the-skin softness that comes in nature’s bounty of
colors. They will never bore you with their colors and patterns. The breed’s two most endearing qualities are non-fading
wool that gets softer with age, and color that doesn't fade, only gets darker over time. CVM/Romeldales are easy to
handle, great mothers, and hardy to most environments….a delightful asset to any farm.
us in sharing an exciting and rewarding journey protecting this breed. Any of the breeders listed on the breeders page will
be happy to talk to you and share how satisfying it is to be a valued steward of the CVM/Romeldale breed. Your support and
participation at any level will help secure this breeds future.
You don’t have to own sheep to join us…..just
a kind heart."